HC Deb 18 December 1962 vol 669 cc160-1W
55. Mr. J. Rodgers

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will take steps to see that land for which planning permission has been granted should, after an adequate lapse of time, be subject to payment of rates if the land is not developed.

Sir K. Joseph

No. I sympathise with my hon. Friend's aim, but I do not believe that it would be possible to devise a fair and workable scheme on this basis.

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